Friday, January 30, 2009
TGIF, fellow crafters! My card, today, features an adorable stamp by Sarah Kay called Spring Blossoms. Isn't she adorable? I love the big hat and fashionable outfit. I didn't have a difficult time choosing the color scheme for this image as the pink and green color combination seemed a natural fit. I can imagine a five or six-year girl wearing an outfit just like this one. The elements I used include various Copic markers to color the image, the sentiment is a rub-on from K&Company, SU cardstock provides the base of the card, and the patterned paper is by Basic Grey. I'm not sure who the ribbon is by since they were gifts. Oh, and the button is actually a brad--ya gotta love that idea! Quick and easy embellishments are always in season. Enjoy your day and keep on crafting!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
For some time now, I have been wanting to get my hands on Willow with Hot Chocolate from the Whiff of Joy stamp line. This adorable image is a favorite among many Whiff of Joy fans. My good friend, Kim, from Virginia sent me several Willow images to play with and, needless to say, I am a happy stamper! Today's card features snazzy, patterned paper by The Paper Studio called "Pink Armadillo," Prima flowers, ribbon, paper piercing, and a sentiment from Stampabilities. If you like Willow and would like to check out the complete line of Whiff of Joy stamps, click here. Another adorable collection the company offers is called Guardian Angels. The "Melinda Helping Angel" is too cute for words. For my next card, I will feature "Melinda Blowing Kisses." I especially like this stamp because the kisses Melinda blows are hearts. It's perfect for a Valentine's Day card or project. As you can tell, I am quite fond of the Whiff of Joy line. I hope to add all of my personal favorites to my stamp collection~~someday.
Friday, January 23, 2009
My offering for today comes after a short break. I must confess I haven't felt much like creating although I have a few new stamps I'm anxious to play with. This card features the "Love Languages" stamp by Stampendous. The specialty cardstock by K&Company (a favorite craft company of mine) is called "Smitten" and it's a nice assortment of Valentine inspired designs. I used my Quickutz tool to cut the letters out and added a bit of ribbon. Voila, my Valentine's Day greeting is complete! I wish you could see, more clearly, the stamped image--it's embossed! To achieve the embossed effect, I stamped the image with Versamark and sprinkled clear embossing powder over it. Applied heat and the magic appeared.
Friday, January 16, 2009
He's cool, debonair, and in love. That's right! Riley Moose is laid back and ready for romance. lol What more could his beloved ask for? Hmm, I'm not sure. But to show off Riley Moose Valentino's (my nickname for him) mellow side, I created this card. Among the elements I used include: American Crafts ribbon, SU cardstock, Cuttlebug heart folder, and Copic markers. With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, you are likely to see other cards with this cute image. If you want to add it to your stamp collection, surf on over to Hanna Stamps.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Like thousands of stamp enthusiasts, I love the Riley images from Hanna Stamps. This little fella is quite talented (a jack of all trades) and is the cutest moose on the planet! I hope to make more cards using my assortment of Rileys. My latest creation features SleepyTime Riley, DP by Basic Grey, SU cardstock, ribbon, and buttons. I colored Riley with my Copic markers and added a little fun flock to the fur ball on his cap.
Monday, January 12, 2009
My card, today, was inspired by the terrific sketch from the Mojo Monday blog. The challenges are fun and a great opportunity to see cool designs by other card-makers. You, too, can participate in the Mojo Monday weekly challenge...they're open to everyone. Be sure to post a photo of your card to a personal blog or Splitcoaststampers gallery using the appropriate keyword (Mojo68, Mojo69, etc.). For this card, I used some left-over patterned paper from K&Company's Wild Saffron collection and added a few baubles and ribbon. The sentiment "Thanks for thinking of Me" is from Inkadinkado. The base of the card is metallic cardstock from The Paper Company.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
When I started a blog last year, I didn't have enough time or card creations to post on a regular basis. These days, I am unemployed (like millions of Americans) so I can finally devote some time to a hobby I LOVE. This card features the "Sending You Love" stamp from the Paper Pretties stamp line. Here we have Sophia working on a Valentine project for someone special.
Last week, I received a Wish-RAK from a member of the Wish-RAK society over on Splitcoaststampers.com. I was thrilled to get my hands on one of my favorite images by Whipper Snapper. He's the cutest little duck you've ever laid eyes on. So, immediately, I went into my scrapbook room and created this card I call "DuckLove." The elements I used: K&Company patterned paper, ribbon from Michaels and JoAnn, Copics markers, Martha Stewart's scalloped punch. The sentiment is from Paper Pretties. To highlight the bubbles and water splashes, I used the diamond Stickles.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Happy New Year, fellow stampaholics! I've been having a ball creating cards with the SnowBunny Bella stamp. Although she's not new, she's still a diva. This Bella image has a lot of style and adds pizazz to any card creation. I especially had fun using fun flock to emphasize the fur on the coat's hood/cuffs as well as the cuffs on the boots. I can't believe I don't own this stamp!
I will definitely add Ms. SnowBunny Bella to my collection the next time I place an order with Em'. If you're interested in any of the Bellas, you will find them at StampingBella. To view more cards using Bella images, check out the popular stamper's community: Splitcoaststampers. I must warn you...these cute stamps are highly addictive. You can't own just one.